Imperial wars: U.S. invasions of the Middle East and China

Historically, empires have waged wars for any combination of three main reasons, which are the expansion and defence of ideologies, the expansion and defence of territorial dominance, and the expansion and defence of access to more resources.The American Empire is no exception: the American Empire has waged wars for the expansion and defence of the American ideologies, the expansion and defence of the American territorial dominance, and the expansion and defence of the American access to more resources.(Early-plugs insertion point. A few seconds of silence in audiovisual.)I’m particularly interested in America’s mass expansion into outer space via the nuclear-fusion powered outer space tech in the future; I’ll keep working on it.In the past two decades, the Middle East, as well as China, have been in the American military’s crosshairs.In this day and age of atomic bombs, there’s an enormous difference between a direct all-out no-holds-barred war between nuclear superpowers, and a war involving a non-nuclear-weapon nation or a so-called proxy war; all-out nuclear warfare cannot be done due to the threat and real possibility of humanity going extinct, but limited, non-nuclear warfares can be done; humans don’t go to war to exterminate themselves; humans go to war to benefit themselves; human wars in the future will continue to happen within the context of benefiting some parties and parcipants in wars; above all, waging a war is for self-benefit.Since both America and China are nuclear superpowers, and China is increasing its nuclear weapon stock, all out nuclear warfare isn’t how a war between America and China will be angled and played, while America and China constantly vye for dominance. China’s nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles can hit the mainland U.S. and vice versa; the all-out nuclear warfare between China and America would mean the loss of billions of human lives, if not the extinction of the entire humanity. Self-extermination is never an aim in a war.For America, a victory in a war with China would yield keeping its dominant position in the world and all the national benefits that come from being the most dominant nation in the world. In a war with China, America is playing a defensive position, whereas China is playing an offensive position for expanding its reach and influence around the world.For America, a victory in a war with a Middle Eastern nation would yield expansion of its national ideologies, national prestige and territorial dominance, and national access to more petroleum.Human benefit is a very complex issue, and wars waged for national benefit often result in unintended consequences. For example, the American invasion of Iraq has helped China economically: In AD 2021, Iraq exported US$23.1 worth of petroleum to China, and US$3.26 worth of petroleum to America. China has economically and politically benefited from the U.S. invasion of Iraq. China’s economic rise made wealthy Americans a lot of money, and gave some economic benefits of cheap manufactured goods to the American middle class and poor, while destroying many American manufacturing jobs. There are a lot of complex factors involved in human benefit with multitudes of consequences.How will the rivalry between America and China play out? I don’t think America and China vying for technological, economic, and military supremacy will stop—it’s in human nature to seek supremacy in every human level, at individual, couple, family, group, organizational, regional, national, and civilizational human levels.My bet is that the Chinese ruling class knows how to play international politics and power games very well; they’ve been doing it for over 5,000 years.The Western ruling class also knows how to play international politics and power games very well; they’ve been doing it since the Ancient Greco-Roman times.To me, it seems that China’s main strategy in competing against America is undermining and weakening America globally, and increasing its global influence and making itself stronger technologically and militarily, whereas America’s main strategy is keeping its lead, dominance, and supremacy in technology, economy, and military while using China as an excuse to do so.My bet is that both the American and Chinese elites know there’s a tremendous benefit for both America and China in having an open and public animosity and rivalry and dispute between America and China; otherwise, they wouldn’t walk that path. It’s like pro-wrestling: all the players know that it’s all a show, while the knowing spectators enjoy the show.I’m certain that at the end of the day, what will decide the victor in the America-China rivalry is sheer technological, economic, and military power and supremacy; that’s how it always works.Growth and expansion of China’s economy and military benefits certain businesses and people in the West. For example, Europe needs China for its economy. The American military industrial complex needs China as an enemy to justify continuing the high American military spending. The Wall Street makes more money when China’s economy grows and expands. Because of the Western interest and profit in growing China, the West won’t completely abandon China’s growth and expansion, but will stay cautious of it. For the American elites, there’s enormous profit in growing China’s economy while projecting China as a villain and threat. For the Chinese elites, there’s enormous profit in portraying America as a villain.Because the all-out nuclear warfare isn’t a realistic option for any superpower nation, America and China may eventual reach a modus vivendi, a working arrangement between the two nations.In my Unified Humanity Science, I will statistically QMASP (Quantify, Model, Analyze, Simulate, and Predict) how the international dynamics of superpowers work at the human-body subsystematic, organic, tissular, cellular, subcellular, molecular, and atomic levels.

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The transhumanistic Asian-American man who publicly promotes and advances AI, robotics, human body biotech, and mass-scale outer space tech.